Porsche Reveals the Fastest and Most Powerful 911 model
From the 30th of June to the 2nd of July, the folks at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK were lucky to catch the world premiere of the “fastest and most powerful street-legal” Porsche 911 model to ever have been produced: the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
There had been a lot of additions to the new sports car, like larger turbochargers, an additional cooling system, a new lightweight titanium exhaust system, and a new GT seven-speed double clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission for an improved performance.
Its 3.8-liter engine, which is based on Porsche’s current 911 Turbo S, is capable of producing 700 horsepower and 533 lb.-ft. of torque. With this, the 2018 Porsche GT2 RS can go from zero to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, as well as reach a top track speed of 211 mph which is 80 horsepower more than its predecessor.
The sports car is designed with performance in mind: new chassis and tires for grip, new exterior elements for aerodynamics, and large and wide wheels for outstanding braking and cornering. Its optional Weissach package can also improve the vehicle’s performance by shedding 40 pounds of weight thanks to the materials used. The 911 GT2 RS looks the part of a performance car, too, with its sporty cabin made of carbon fiber trims and red Alcantara, black leather.
To celebrate the launch, Porsche Design has released its very own watch which is exclusively available to the would-be owners of the 911 GT2 RS sports car. Called the 911 GT2 RS Chronograph, the watch is made of lightweight titanium for the housing and carbon fiber for the clock face. Its design shares a lot of similarities with the car: its tungsten winding rotor is designed after the rims, while the time display is modeled after the instrument cluster and tachometer. The watch also includes a “flyback function, load-path-optimized movement bridge, and an official COSC certificate of authenticity.”
The new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS will roll out of US dealerships come early 2018 with a base price of $293,200.